NT8 Nano-resin has a silica-based MATRIX. Conventional CNT (Carbon Nano Tube) has a tube-oriented structure, where individual molecules have high physical properties. But when these are applied into the prepreg (pre-impregnated composite fibers) used to make sports- and leisure-products, they show irregularities. Some are strong and some are fragile. They mostly also have an unfavorable length to width ratio (15:1), which makes it difficult to fill empty space effectively in the resin and between carbon fibers.
Our SILICA Nano MATRIX contains spherical nanoparticles that penetrate evenly between carbon fibers, increasing the cohesion of the carbon fiber to achieve remarkable strength.
Making a strong blank while making it extremely light is the ultimate goal of the fishing rod development. But in a standard manufacturing process, a rod runs the risk of breaking too easily if it is light and with thin walls. It also often becomes too heavy if it is built to be strong enough. The properties and the performance in our NT8 rods are difficult to imitate by ordinary manufacturers as we use the best available materials together with the best available manufacturing- and reinforcement-technologies to achieve an ideal structure in the blanks. Nearly half of the resin content in our NT8 rods is made up of Nano-Spheres, which is an excellent insurance for a state of the art product.